Ocean City Tabernacle Pastor and CEO Jay Reimer, right, is shown with Philadelphia Eagles Chaplain Ted Winsley during a service in 2019. By MADDY VITALEPhiladelphia Eagles team chaplain Ted Winsley is proud of the players.But it isn’t just because of their success on the field, not to mention the coveted 2018 Super Bowl win.It is how his players are spiritually, and the fact that many of them — about 40 percent — attend his Bible studies.The team members, he told an audience at the Ocean City Tabernacle in two programs Sunday, share a philosophy he has instilled in them over 18 years as the team’s chaplain.Out of 53 players, 22 take part in Winsley’s Bible studies.“There really is a Christian culture here,” he said of the Eagles.He has played a key role in the spiritual development and team dynamic the Philly team is known for.Winsley spoke to the Tabernacle audience about the message he imparts on the players.He gave an uplifting sermon where he had audience members recite scripture and his words to live by that flashed on the Tabernacle screens.Eagles Chaplain Ted Winsley tells the audience members that God is with them every step of the way.During an interview before his sermon, Winsley spoke about the advice he gives to his players. Some of them have become Born Again Christians during their time with the Eagles.“The idea is to create balance in an imbalanced world,” said Winsley, a married father of two. “Something I say to all of the players is football is not a purpose. It is a platform.”That platform, he said, could be used to help others. Many of the players are involved in charities and use their position to help others, he noted.“Pastor Ted,” as he is affectionately called, is a native of Dover, Del., and currently resides in South Jersey, where he is a pastor at a church in Voorhees called “The Family Church,” according to a Tabernacle press release.He showed his Super Bowl ring to the audience and with a smile gave a Sunday game prediction for the Eagles: “Win.”Winsley told the audience that, while they are not professional football players, they all have major responsibilities and hurdles.It could be a problem at work, or a health issue, but God gives a blueprint and a person’s faith will see them through, he said.The battles, he said, can be won with faith and knowing you can do it and to be strong.Winsley weaved in the 2018 Super Bowl win. It was all of the work and faith that led up to the big victory, he said.Success, he said, does not happen on the field. It happens beforehand. He credited the spiritual beliefs of many of the players who attended Bible studies.Pastor Ted Winsley speaks to an audience member after the program.Many hurdles could have set the team back. There were injuries to key players along the way, especially to star quarterback, Carson Wentz, who helped bring the team to the Super Bowl, but could not play in it.There was the thought, there was “no way you’re going to win without the starting quarterback,” Winsley noted.But, as in any other team effort, one person does not do it alone, he stressed.And then there was something — rather, someone else — who helped in a time of need.“God always has a Nick Foles waiting in the bushes,” Winsley said.Tabernacle CEO and President Pastor Jay Reimer said he was pleased to have Winsley join them to speak before the audience.“My hope today is that Eagles fans here today will hear about how the pastor works with the Eagles players,” Reimer said. “In my childhood, I read a book about different NFL players and their stories how they related to God. That is one of the reasons I became a Christian.”For more information about upcoming events, visit www.octabernacle.org.The Ocean City Tabernacle is located at 550 Wesley Ave.
A new project has been announced to reduce the potential environmental impact of future mining by making exploration for deep-seafloor mineral deposits much more effective. ‘Project ULTRA’ has been funded by the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC), and will be led by Professor Bramley Murton at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).Deep-seafloor mineral deposits can provide vital new metals for emerging technologies, including those that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Many deposits were formed by hot springs on the seafloor and the vast majority of these now lie under a blanket of marine sediment. The big question facing geologists is whether these buried mineral deposits still contain valuable metals – have the minerals dissolved since they formed thousands of years ago beneath the Earth’s crust, or become even more concentrated?‘Project ULTRA’ will address these questions using a robotic drilling rig to drill the deposits – this will also generate the first three dimensional image of the deposits, using scientific instruments on the surrounding seafloor to listen to vibrations from the drill as it bores through the seafloor. The boreholes will then be sealed and returned to a year later, when fluids will be tapped-off from the plugs to test for reactions deep inside the deposit, NOC explained.The rock core taken by the drill, and these fluid samples, will reveal the composition and structure of these types of mineral deposit, their sub-seafloor fluid pathways, alteration of the host rock, and the preservation processes of their ore minerals.By using this information to identify where the most valuable metals are located in the deposit, Project ULTRA will help ensure any future exploitation would be able to minimize the disturbance to the seafloor and its surrounding environment.This project forms part of the NOC’s ongoing research into seafloor resources and is a collaboration with the British Geological Survey (BGS), the Universities of Southampton, Cardiff and Leeds, Memorial University in Canada, as well as Oxford Museum, GEOMAR, Nautilus Minerals, VNIIOkeangeologia from Russia, and SMD.
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Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has officially released the cash entitlements of all teams that participated at the 5th African Nations Championship in Morocco, with second-placed Nigeria to earn the sum of $400,000 and not $750,000 as widely touted.The figure is the same amount paid out to the runner-up of the last edition of the competition in Rwanda. It was initially expected that CAF was going to upgrade the prize money of CHAN 2018 to reflect the new sponsor just the way the winner of AFCON 2017, Cameroon was paid upgraded to $4million instead of the previous $1.5million.NFF President Amaju Pinnick, who is also a member of both the CAF Executive Committee and the CAF Emergency Committee, made the clarifications wednesday barelyÂ 24 hours after the Home-based Eagles arrived the country from Morocco with the runner-up trophy.â€œOfficial figures have now shown that hosts and champions Morocco will pocket the sum of $750,000, with silver medallists Nigeria to earn $400,000 and semi finalists Sudan (eventual bronze medallists) and Libya to pocket the sum of $250,000 each.â€œThe four teams that crashed out at the quarter final stage, viz Namibia, Zambia, Angola and Congo will each be $175,000 richer, while the third placed teams in each of the four preliminary groups will get $125,000 each.â€œThe fourth-placed teams in each of the four groups will smile to the bank with $100,000.â€œCAF has spread the monies in such a way that each of the 16 participating teams at the finals would benefit. No team has received its share yet, but once the finance and audit people conclude their work in a number of weeks, the teams would be paid,â€ Pinnick told the NFF website.Super Eaglesâ€™ players and officials, who have been promised 30 per cent of the bonus by the NFF will be smiling to the bank in a few weeksâ€™ time when they get the cash from CAF.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram